SFFILM’s Young Filmmakers Camp is an intensive media-making summer program and an opportunity for teens ages 14–18 to learn from first-class film professionals in a fun, interactive, and collaborative environment.
The program is broken up into two two-week segment options: the Starter Lab, which is for beginner students looking to learn the basics of filmmaking and enhance their storytelling skills; and the Advanced Lab, which is for students who want to build upon their existing skills. In both labs, students will dive deep into the filmmaking process by learning about screenwriting, storyboarding, production, cinematography, sound, editing, and much more! They will have the exciting opportunity to work together with other young filmmakers to create short films that are screened on the final day of camp.
Students have the option to sign up for both Labs for a 4-week immersive filmmaking experience.
Maddy Leonard is a filmmaker, artist, and the SFFILM Education Program Coordinator. She is a creative educator who has spent half a decade teaching youth about film and media literacy, and mentoring youth as they produce their own films.
Maddy will be joined in her instruction by additional Bay Area professional filmmakers from SFFILM’s Makers program.
July 6–17, 2020
July 20–31, 2020
* Prerequisite for the Advanced Lab is completion of Starter lab or equivalent filmmaking experience
Details for both Labs
9:00 am–4:00 pm
Town School for Boys
2750 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
$950 per Lab for SFFILM members
$1000 per Lab for general public
Did you know? SFFILM offers scholarships for young filmmakers! Each year we provide a limited amount of partial and full scholarship assistance to our campers. All requests are considered and undergo a formal review process to determine eligibility.
Want to make a positive impact on the next generation of storytellers? You can help SFFILM Education serve students in need by making a fully tax-deductible gift in support of Young Filmmakers Camp Scholarship Assistance.
For questions about enrollment or scholarship applications please contact SFFILM Education Program Coordinator Maddy Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-561-5023.
Camp coursework developed in collaboration with pro video team at Apple.